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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 1 by University of Colorado Boulder

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About the Course

"Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 1" is aimed at learners who are seeking to augment, expand, optimize, and increase the efficiency of their Excel spreadsheet skills by tapping into the powerful programming, automation, and customization capabilities available with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This course is the first part of a three-part series and Specialization that focuses on the application of computing techniques in Excel/VBA to solve problems. In this course (Part 1), you will: 1) create macros to automate procedures in Excel; 2) define your own user-defined functions; 3) create basic subroutines to interface with the user; 4) learn the basic programming structures in VBA; and 5) automate Excel’s Goal Seek and Solver tools and use numerical techniques to create “live solutions” to solve targeting and optimization problems. New to computer programming? The extremely intuitive and visual nature of VBA lends itself nicely to teaching and learning - what a fun way to learn to code! No prior knowledge in programming nor advanced math skills are necessary yet seasoned programmers will pick up new and creative spreadsheet problem solving strategies. After you have learned the basics of VBA, each module will introduce foundational and broad problems inspired by situations that you might encounter in the real world. To pass each module, you'll need to pass a mastery quiz and complete a problem solving assignment. This course is unique in that the weekly assignments are completed in-application (i.e., on your own computer in Excel), providing you with valuable hands-on training....

Top reviews

MS

Jan 27, 2018

Great course! I like it goes straight to implementation and is practice-oriented. What could be improved maybe is sound quality of lectures. And maybe it would be great to have some VBA notes in pdf.

JH

Apr 03, 2020

Very good course with clear examples throughout to help you develop. The online format of the course is great as it allows you to pause and work through the activities presented at your own speed.

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By Bhavesh S

Jun 15, 2020

Charlie explains the concepts very nicely along with the Basics.

By Mariia D

Jan 28, 2020

Excellent for a beginner, systematic, demanding and explanatory.

By Oscar M D

Apr 08, 2019

Excelente, la semana 5 todo un reto, pero es algo extraordinario

By Jun X

Feb 16, 2019

Very good course. All things are taught in detailed and helpful!

By Lars V

Jan 23, 2019

Great course that gave even more vba tools in my toolbox, thanks

By Erik M

Aug 15, 2018

Very interesting eye-opener. Never thought I'd be that thrilled.

By Joao V C S

Jul 29, 2020

It is an excellent course to start solving problems using VBA!

By Bogdan B

Nov 02, 2019

I'm 59 yeaars old and i had big pleasure to study this course.

By Jesus Z

Oct 19, 2020

Excellent course! Totally learned a lot about Excel functions

By Aakash G

Jun 21, 2020

Course is very good to have a basic understanding with Macro.

By Fay L

Sep 27, 2020

Great instructor, very clear examples. Fun class to attend!

By Hector F

Apr 29, 2020

Excelente curso, una muy buena introducción a Visual Basic.

By Eduardo A C L

Sep 08, 2020

Amazing teacher!! I've enjoyed every second of the course.

By Olga A

Apr 29, 2020

I really like it. Though it's quite difficult to complete.

By Hendrik K

Mar 11, 2018

Learned much more than expected, thank you. Well presented

By Matthias R

Jun 23, 2020

Sehr gut erklärt und gut nachzuvollziehen. Es macht Spaß.

By Anna M

Nov 06, 2019

Great course! thank you!

I really like quizes and projects

By Anil B

Sep 06, 2020

Really, enjoyed the course and fluent teaching pratice .

By Suyash M

Dec 15, 2019

Instructor has done a great job in creating this course.

By Lim Y P

Sep 08, 2018

had alot of fun learning. charlie is an awesome teacher!

By Siddhartha K

Jul 30, 2018

Very easy to grab concepts laid out in a simple fashion.

By Chenglong G

May 16, 2018

Very good course for new learner to gain the experience.

By Yaman M B

Jul 17, 2020

Really Added to my skills in Excel. Totally recommended

By Abraham L C

Jul 30, 2019

Great Course! A lot of resources and practical examples

By Shirish O

Apr 10, 2019

One of the best MOOCs I have come across...phenomenal!!